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Reference number

SM (6) volume 51/6 (7) volume 51/8 (8) volume 51/10

Purpose

Rough survey drawings of Lady Suffolk's house, April 1829 (3)

Aspect

6 Block plan 7 Site plan 8 Block plan

Inscribed

6 labelled: State Paper Office (added later by Walter L. Spiers, 1848-1917, curator 1904-17), Treasury, Park and dimensions given 7 labelled: State Paper Office (added later by Walter L. Spiers, 1848-1917, curator 1904-17), and some dimensions given 8 dimensions given

Medium and dimensions

(6-8) Pencil on wove paper (279 x 211, 279 x 209, 279 x 207)

Hand

(6-8) ?Charles James Richardson (1809-71, pupil and assistant 1824-1837)

Notes

Rough survey drawings show the house formerly belonging to the dowager Duchess of Suffolk on the corner of Duke Street and Delahay Street, of which the Crown had recently obtained the lease. Soane's new building was erected on this site. The existing house measures 91 feet 2 inches by 75 feet 10 inches at its greatest extent, according to drawing 8.

Level

Drawing

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